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RARE ORIGINAL ABERCROMBIE & FITCH--NOT the same company as now has this name!--CLASSIC 3/2 sack navy

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Let's start with some history--the "Abercrombie & Fitch" that made this jacket is NOT the same A&F that caters to half-dressed mall-roaming teenagers today! The A&F that made this jacket was founded in 1892 and closed in 1976; the name was then bought and resurrected by Oshman's Sporting Goods in 1978, who sold it on to The Limited in 1988.... and you know the grim results!

The Abercrombie and Fitch that made THIS jacket was the original version--the elite, elite (think Purdey elite) sporting goods store that is reputed to have sold Hemingway the shotgun that he used to kill himself. Its wares were seriously expensive, and justly so--as this jacket attests. Although there's no fabric content listed this is clearly from from some very, very nice woolen cloth indeed, as demonstrated both by the hand and drape. The colourway is lovely, too--a wonderful, deep, rich navy, perfectly commensurate with the quality of this blazer. And the cut does the fabric full justice--a classic 3/2 sack, this has an absolutely wonderful lapel roll, which clearly hasn't ever been miss-pressed in its life. This jacket is half-lined and half-canvassed, and has a single centre vent and three button cuffs. It also carries the highly-desirable and now increasingly rare green-on-black interior label identifying this as a REAL Abercrombie and Fitch item! It was, of course, Union Made in the USA, and judging by the Union label just before A&F's demise.

This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition--it could have been bought yesterday 9and would have cost a small fortune had it been!)

Asking just $55, OR LOWER OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS, for this wonderful piece of American clothing history! International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.

Tagged a 44R, but please see measurements:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Length: 31
Shoulder: 19

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